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Urban and country buses from around Australia

Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway

December 07, 2011

The weirdest mode of public transport in Adelaide is the O-Bahn - a concrete guideway that lets buses run at 100 km/h, and the driver don't need to steer.

Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway recovery truck

December 01, 2011

With the O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide they need a special double ended tow truck to rescue buses stranded on the concrete guideway. It also seems to be used to move normal buses.

Adelaide buses

July 12, 2015

All of the route bus services in Adelaide are operated under the AdelaideMetro name and livery, but are contracted out to a number of private companies. As of 2011 a new red front livery is replacing the previous yellow fronted version.

Avalon Airshow 2011 specials: V/Line trains and shuttle buses

March 06, 2011

The most boring airshow for V/Line ever: VLocities ran the majority of services. Only one hauled push-pull set ran, with a pair of N classes it only ran one return trip on Saturday and one return trip on Sunday.

Ballarat buses

January 16, 2016

Buses in Ballarat are operated by Davis Bus Lines, part of CDC Victoria.

Brisbane buses and busways

April 13, 2015

Buses from Brisbane and South East Queensland

Bus bits and pieces

November 13, 2017

More bus related bits and pieces

Bus depots

November 13, 2017

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

Buses in the snow

May 09, 2011

Buses operating in Australia's snow fields

Bus stops and infrastructure

All kinds of bus infrastructure - bus stops and interchanges

Cairns buses

August 25, 2014

Buses in and around the Queensland city of Cairns.

Evacuating a failed V/Line train at Albion

November 26, 2015

On November 26, 2015 a down Bendigo train failed outside Albion station, blocking the Sunbury line for hours. Eventually the V/Line train was limped into the platform at Albion, allowing passenger to wait for buses, with the suburban train behind being eventually evacuated as well

Geelong buses

CDC Geelong (formerly Benders Busways) and McHarry's Buslines operate the bus services in Geelong, Victoria

Geelong V/Line carriage yards

August 27, 2017

Geelong is one of the busiest V/Line destinations, being a major servicing and stabling operation for their trains. Facilities include a car wash, fuel point and a dedicated Y class shunter

Gold Coast buses

September 04, 2015

Buses on Queensland's Gold Coast

Heritage buses

March 05, 2012

Historical buses now preserved by heritage groups

Melbourne buses

November 13, 2017

Buses running normal route services around Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs

Melbourne rail replacement buses

April 11, 2017

When the *%@! hits the fan on Melbourne's rail network, buses have to be caleld in to operate a replacement service for passengers.

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

May 03, 2017

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle was a tourist-oriented bus service operated by Driver Bus Lines on behalf of the City of Melbourne from March 2006 until August 2017. Originally free and known as the 'Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle', it was renamed 'Melbourne Visitor Shuttle' in 2013, with fares introduced in October 2013

PTV Night Network launch and promotions

On October 30, 2015 the politicians visited Federation Square to launch PTV' new 'Night Network' - all night trains and trams, as well as a rejigged Nightrider bus service.

Regional Rail Link rail replacement services

April 24, 2014

For two weeks in July 2011 the railway between Footscray and Sunshine will be closed to allow the first stage of Regional Rail Link works to proceed. Metro's Sydenham line service will be replaced by a bus service between Albion Station and Flemington Racecourse - by the looks of the bus interchanges, this will not be the only series of disruptions.

Road coaches

November 11, 2017

Road coaches from across Australia

SkyBus Melbourne

November 13, 2017

SkyBus forms the main public transport link between Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Airport. Unlike the other form of public transport in Melbourne it also operates without any government subsidies.

Sydney buses

September 01, 2017

Buses around Sydney

Town buses around Victoria

November 11, 2017

Buses running public transport services in the various towns around Victoria

Transdev Melbourne leased buses

October 23, 2017

In mid September 2017 Transport Safety Victoria and VicRoads completed an audit of the Transdev Melbourne fleet of buses. Initially 33 buses at two depots were removed from service due to defects, with 100+ buses eventually being taken off the road once all depots had been visited. Buses from Dysons Group and Sita Buslines were 'wet leased' to fill the gaps, with Transdev drivers directing drivers on the 'foreign' routes. 'Dry leasing' soon followed, with Transdev drivers in charge of the foreign buses, with Kastoria and Mitchell Transit also supplying vehicles.

V/Line - Standard gauge to Albury

August 02, 2017

On July 2011 V/Line ran their first standard gauge service to Albury, after almost 3 years of bus replacements, and countless months wasted of back and forth between the different parties involved.

V/Line in South Australia

December 04, 2011

Yes, V/Line does run into South Australia (well, buses not trains, but that is beside the point)

V/Line rail replacement buses

V/Line has a habit of stuffing things up and needing to call in the buses to get commuters home. (They have an even worse habit of cancelling trains to free up drivers to run football specials, putting the commuters onto buses)

Whitsunday Transit

April 24, 2015

Whitsunday Transit operates buses in Queensland between the inland town of Proserpine and the coastal communities of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour.

Yarra Trams tram replacement buses

January 15, 2017

When tracks replacing, or trams get blocked by road accidents, Yarra Trams has to call in the replacement buses

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